Photo submitted to Times Observer Warren General Hospital Auxiliary Board member Susan Nosel and Volunteer Director Debbie Gray invite the public to shop for many unique gifts and decor at the WGH Window Box Gift Shop Holiday Open House Monday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Warren General Hospital. You will find Lang, Stony Creek, Philosophy and Vera Bradley items, as well as candles, boxed cards Christmas, ornaments, baby Christmas clothing, a variety of Santas and snowmen, and other Christmas items. You can also stop in to enjoy refreshment samples made from the Window Box’s gift line of Wind & Willow dips and cheese balls. Payment is by cash, check, or credit card. Proceeds benefit WGH Auxiliary Board Projects such as the Valet and Scholarship programs and the purchase of equipment as requested by hospital staff and administration.

4-H Robotics Open House

The Warren County 4-H program invites you to learn about the robotics program that is available to youth between the ages of 8-18 (as of January 1). The Xtreme Engineers 4-H club uses a variety of opportunities to engage youth in scientific inquiry and engineering design. As youth participate in the 4-H Robotics program they:

1. Build understanding of basic science concepts related to robotics;

2. Apply the processes of scientific inquiry and engineering design;

3. Build skills in science, engineering and technology;

4. Use the tools of technology to enhance their learning;

5. Explore related careers;

6. Apply the skills and knowledge they are developing to new challenges.

During the 2017-2018 program year, the Robotics 1 with EV3 curriculum will be the focus. The curriculum teaches youth to design and program robots from the latest Lego technology.

Learn more about the Xtreme Engineers by attending the open house set for Tuesday, November 21 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Current members of the club will be at the Penn State Extension office located at 100 Dillon Drive, Suite 101, in Youngsville, to talk to prospective members about the club. Participants will have an opportunity to work with the Lego Simple Machines, WeDo, and EV3 kits. If you have questions regarding the program contact Jennifer Grooms at (814) 563-9388.

The 4-H program is a youth development program of Penn State Extension. It is open to all youth between the ages of 8 and 18, without regard to ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or place of residence.

Antiques Study Club

On Oct. 23, the Antiques Study Club visited Diane and Louis Enos’ Merry Go Round museum, 308 Main Street, in Sugar Grove. When members arrived, they had the opportunity to explore a menagerie of intricate, hand-carved carousels. President Crissi Winans conducted a brief meeting. New members Dee Lee and Mary Ann Bauer were introduced. Pat Slattery recited a poem “Carousels” by Author Sophie Smith, who also wrote the book “Good Night Moon.” Chairwoman Lisa Blair and her committee provided punch and desserts.

Humane Society hours

Paws Along The River will be open on Monday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Contact your local police for animal emergencies.

Class lunch

The Warren High School class of 1949 will meet for lunch at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Bob Evans Restaurant.


The Warren High School class of 1951 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at New Beginnings in Sugar Grove.

Free tickets for veterans

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the Warren Concert Association will host The Victory Belles in concert at Beaty Warren Middle School at 3 p.m. The Belles are a vocal outreach trio from The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. They travel the country and around the world, delighting audiences with a musical tribute to the 1940s with songs like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Chattanooga Choo Choo, God Bless America, and the Military Medley.

Their performance includes stunning costumes and audience interaction as part of their song-filled tribute to America’s military veterans.

The Concert Association has made a number of complimentary concert tickets available to veterans. Each ticket provides admission to one veteran or active military personnel and a guest. While the supply lasts, tickets are available at VirgAnn’s Flowers and Gifts, 240 Pennsylvania Avenue West in Warren. VirgAnn’s is open Mondays through Saturdays.

General admission tickets for the concert are also available at VirgAnn’s and can also be purchased at Beaty one hour before the 3 p.m. concert on November 11.

The sale of 2017-2018 season tickets for the Concert Association will conclude at the end of the Victory Belles concert.

For more information, call (814) 723-6505 or email